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British Representation

Volume 486: debated on Monday 16 April 1951

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the changes in control in Japan, he will now send out a British representative of the equivalent rank of Sir Alvary Gascoigne to represent us during the crucial days between now and the signing of the Peace Treaty.

The question of the representation of His Majesty's Government in Tokyo will be decided in due course in the light of circumstances. Meanwhile His Majesty's Government are represented by a Liaison Mission under a senior officer of experience, in whom His Majesty's Government have full confidence.